Grateful Dead Live at San Francisco Civic Auditorium on 1984-12-31
SB > MR > ?? [apparently FM] > DAT > CDR > EAC> SHN; EAC, SHN, etreed by G.Gorinsky; with thanks to Bill Golden
Subject: Agree profeg........ reviewer
Subject: Is there a better New Year's opening?
As for the quality, not much difference, as almost all are from the national FM broadcast that most of us were dancing to that night!
Subject: The last really good New Year's show!
Subject: shoulda kept the tix
Subject: I love that last note
Subject: good time good show
Subject: Tunes beat Tapes
Oh, BTW: thank you, Jonathan Aizen!
Subject: Gotta make room for another favorite
Subject: One of my first Dead tapes too
This was my first Dead boot tape, and I've cherished it ever since. Wonderful to find a digital hi-fi version here.
BTW, might I suggest a better split for the D2 contents? The Women->Drumz->Space->Spanish->Wheel is, IMO, inseparable. It's one of the most seamless and beautiful seques I've ever heard them do. It may be a little tricky for standard CD format, but for 100min tapes it's easier, and for newer digital formats it's moot.
Subject: A good start to a good year
Good show though, although not better than much to come in 85. The Shakedown is awesome. 4 stars for the show, 3 for the mono compressed sound.
Subject: baby blue
Subject: Unbelievably Hot+++
Subject: Take It Down!
Subject: It Was Viceral
For somewhat obvious reasons I don't really remember the rest of the show until after Lovelight, the crowd thinned out and me and my friend moved up to the rail right below Jerry for what was a killer 3rd set. The It's All Over Now Baby Blue is one for the ages, the rest of the third set while a bit sloppy, was and still is a huge gas.
For the mid 80's you can't go wrong with this one.
Subject: 2nd best Shakedown
Subject: My 1st New Years Show
Subject: Listen to Baby Blue
Jerry's normally emotional voice took on added feeling in some of the lines from Baby Blue. I thought at the time he was singing it for Steve.
"The empty handed army is all going home"
"Your lover who just walked out the door"
"The sky too is falling over you"
"Leave all your stepping stones behind there's something calls for you
"Forget about the dead you left, they will not follow you"
"Strike another match, go start anew"
"It's all over now . . Baby Blue"
Subject: Shakin Firey Wheel of Life
Subject: Best Scarlet===>Fire of the 80's
In Parrish's book he says all Jerry could say to him was "Do some of my heroin, It will kill the pain" : (
And you really hear Garcia's pain in the jam between Scarlet and Fire. The tone of the guitar is amazing going thru many differnt sounds from scarey, angry, sad, happy, high and the emotion in Jer's vocals still give me chills.
I have listened to over 100+ versions of Scarlet==> Fire. This along with 5-8-77 and 5-17-77 are my favorites.
The entire 2'nd set is very tight and contains great versions of Sugar Mags==>SSDD. Hell the entire 2'nd set is great!
The first set opener Shakedown made it to the box set the boys released a few years back. The mid set Jack Straw is a nice version as well.
This show is a MUST HAVE!!!! Peace.
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